AMD is allegedly preparing a next generation GPU code named Navi 23 which is internally called & # 39; NVIDIA Killer & # 39; and it will come out next year. We've heard whispers about this Navi 23 GPU in the techsphere as early as August this year, but we've only received confirmation that it actually exists about a week ago when it crawled up in a Linux code dump.  AMD Navi 23 & # 39; NVIDIA Killer & # 39; GPU first to support hardware Ray Tracing
Thanks to a recent Linux driver, we know that Navi 23 is just one of three different GPUs that AMD builds on TSMC's 7nm + process node and RDNA2 game graphics microarchitecture, the other Navi 21 and Navi 22.
Based on a number of strange patents that AMD has also registered as whispering in the industry and AMD's own official roadmap, there are 2: a generation's Radeon DNA architecture set to be the first from the company that fully supports hardware accelerated beam tracking.
But according to this particular source, only Navi 23 is referred to internally as "NVIDIA Killer". That's because Navi 23 is said to be the big Navi GPU that will take the competition to NVIDIA in the high-end segment where RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are currently contested.
However, I would urge caution here, as this is just a rumor and should be taken with a grain of salt. Companies don't usually refer to one of their products as the competition killer, and on the rare occasion that they do, it's often a hit and miss. Big Navi is definitely set to compete and add value to the advanced graphics market but don't expect it to "kill" anything, not yet. It's just too early to tell how competitive this GPU will be. Especially with NVIDIA's Ampere around the corner, which looks to get a pretty generational leap from Turing.
RDNA2 Navi 23 GPU to take the competition to NVIDIA in the High-End next year
Based on all we have been hearing so far Navi 23 will be a large GPU competing in the high-end segment 2020. It is expected to provide full hardware accelerated beam tracking as well as a host of new architectural enhancements.
Which thanks to some recently published patents we know may include:
– Variable rate shading
– More efficient mixed precision calculating
– Smarter and faster cache memory
– Persistent computer usage and higher clock instructions
– More advanced voltage control for higher clock speeds among a variety of other improvements
confirmed at the company's recent profit talks that the focus with the next generation of products next year will be the architecture and not the process node. 5nm is years away from being ready for prime time and 7nm is here to stay long. AMD is already past the most difficult part of a process transition, which means that the first set of products on a new node is successfully marketed, as the company did with the Ryzen 3000 series and Navi this year.
Engineers can now focus on making major architectural changes and that's what we expect to see next year on both the CPU and GPU fronts. Although this means that AMD will not have the same process management that it enjoyed over both Intel and NVIDIA this year. But fortunately for Navi 10 is a relatively small GPU and there is room to create a much larger and more powerful GPU still on 7nm technology.
The trick will be to use the power to extract as much performance as possible from a defined 250W budget. Navi 10 is already a thirsty GPU for its relatively small size – it is 251 mm² (RX 5700 XT) and draws as much power as the 545m² TU104 (RTX 2080) – and the real challenge for the red team will be through to bring their architectural power efficiency much closer to parity with NVIDIA to have any real chance of competing not only in the high-end but against NVIDIA's new 7nm Ampere graphics card lineup next year.
One thing is for sure, 2020 is going to be an exciting one and we can't wait to see how both the CPU and GPU markets are shaking up.
|Wccftech||AMD 400 Series||AMD 500 Series||AMD RX 5000 Series||TBA|
|Architecture||Polaris||Polaris / Vega||Navi RDNA1||Navi RDNA2|
|Process Node||GF 14nm LPP||GF 14nm LPP||TSMC 7nm||TSMC 7nm +|
|Memory||GDDR5||GDDR5 / HBM2||GDDR6||TBA|
|GPUs||Polaris 10 & 11  Polaris 20, 21, & Vega 10||Navi 10 & 14||Navi 23,22 & 21|